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The Little French Bakery Says Bonjour to the Riviera Village – Local Taste Buds Rejoice

Hankering for a fresh, Parisian-style baguette, one with a crispy, caramelized crust and a melt-in-your mouth interior? How about the perfect croissant with a buttery aroma and a flakey bite? You’re i...

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What Homeowners Should Know About Calculating Property Tax

Most people know that homeownership requires a monthly mortgage payment. But did you know that you’ll also have to pay property taxes? If you already own a home, you can see how your tax is calculated...

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Historic Lower Riviera Home Hits the Market

The Hollywood Riviera exists thanks to the vision and tenacity of developer Clifford Reid, who in 1928 built the community’s first home — one specially designed for his family The majestic Itali...

Four Ways to Find the Ideal Waterfront Property

Investing in a waterfront property in the Hollywood Riviera is a great way to ensure a maximum return, while also providing you with a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a luxurious and exclusive view. Th...

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The Difference Between a Second Home and an Investment Property

You’ve probably heard the terms second home, investment property, vacation home and rental property. But is there any real difference among them?  And does it even matter what you call it? Turns ...

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What to Ask When Buying a House

Before you make an offer on a house, you want to be absolutely sure that it’s the right one. But with so many options out there, how do you find your perfect match? Finding the ideal home involves res...

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The Riviera Homeowners Association: Serving Our Community for 75 Years

Ninety-two years ago, developer Clifford Reid established our special community, the Hollywood Riviera. Inspired by the beauty of its seaside location and surrounding hills, he coined the name due to ...

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Potential Problems in a Bedroom Virtual Tour

If you’re using a video tour to get a closer look at the house you are interested in purchasing, you’ll want to be sure and give the bedrooms more than a passing glance. After all, a bedroom isn’t jus...

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How To Build a Good Relationship with Your Real Estate Agent

When you purchase a home, your agent will essentially serve as a business partner because you’re both working toward the same goal: closing a real estate deal. That’s why it’s in your best interest no...

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Riviera Resident Mariana Ito Brings Flower Power to the South Bay

They are lovely to look at, delightful to smell, and serve as expressions of love, friendship, and sympathy. But for Hollywood Riviera resident Mariana Ito and her many clients, flowers are also essen...

Home Inspector

What to Ask a Home Inspector Before, During and After a Home Inspection

When you buy a house, you know that your home inspector will check it out and make sure it’s in decent shape. But if you want to get to know your home beyond its pretty facade, you also should be sure...

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Terranea Goes Pink For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

L.A.’s premier oceanfront luxury resort along the Palos Verdes Peninsula is bringing back its annual “Terranea Turns Pink” initiative during the month of October, complete with a portion of the procee...

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Buying a Second Home in the Hollywood Riviera? Here are 5 Things You Should Know

Purchasing a vacation getaway in the Hollywood Riviera can be a smart financial choice, especially if you plan on using it several times a year and renting it out for extra income the rest of the time...

Title Insurance

Why Title Insurance Can Give You Peace of Mind

When buying a home, you’ll also have to purchase various types of insurance to protect your property, and one of the most important types you might need is title insurance. Exactly what is title insur...

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Reilly Cooks! Riviera Native Serves Up Home Cooked Meals

With the pandemic underway for several months, most of us are staying home more than ever, which means cooking more than ever. And as many of us have found, that can get old quickly. Which is why my f...

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Kitchen Looks Currently Trending on Instagram

Whether you’re thinking about upgrading a backsplash and countertops, or just adding some chic new seating, here are five favorite kitchen looks from Instagram that are trending right now. 1. Glass ca...

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Is a Pandemic a Good Time to Buy a Vacation Home?

While most of us have been cooped up in our apartments and houses, it may have crossed your mind that now would be the ideal time to finally purchase your dream vacation home. After all, mortgage rate...

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Celebrating 6 Years: Ten Thousand Villages Helps Buyers Shop Ethically

The simple act of buying a greeting card is more meaningful when you buy it from Ten Thousand Villages That’s because Ten Thousand Villages located in our own Riviera Village, is a non-profit store th...

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Riviera Cheesemonger Supports Milk’s Leap Toward Immortality: Local Deliveries Now Available

With June National Dairy Month, this is a good time to highlight a local business that pays homage to Fromage (Full disclosure – that business, Froma Cheese, happens to be run by a Hollywood Riviera n...

Summer Home Tasks

4 Summer Home Tasks to Add to Your To-Do List

While deep cleaning your home and getting rid of dirt and dust is important, you shouldn’t forget to take care of heavy-duty home maintenance tasks as well. Seasonal home maintenance is key to keeping...

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